May 2021

Paedophile teacher banned from classrooms ‘indefinitely’

A teacher who taught kids aged 10 to 11 years old has been banned from teaching indefinitely after sending sexual messages to a girl he thought to be 13 and possessing indecent images of children.

Daniel Butterfield, 36, of Portland Road, Kingston , sent sexually explicit messages on an online messenger app between June and August 2018.

What he didn’t realise though was that he was really talking to a police officer.

Butterfield sent explicit images of himself, and requested indecent images in return.

He also made arrangements to meet with the ‘girl’.

Police found evidence of 113 indecent images and videos of young children on the device. Some of those images were designated Category A, which is the most severe rating.

Butterfield was first charged last October 2019 at Kingston Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to 13 sexual offences.

He was sentenced to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years.

He was also subjected to a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offender Register.